Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer | Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
1,089 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
England, United Kingdom
samuelsmithsbrewery.co.uk

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 02-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,119
Reviews:
588
Ratings:
1,089
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
114
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,089 |  Reviews: 588
Photo of chossboss
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brutalist
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: brilliant straw gold permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" ivory cap with good retention.

S: Rich hop aromas, some floral and spice, earthy biscuit and light cracker smells rise from the glass.

T: crisp, starting lightly sweet with a faint hint of apple, light spicy floral, some bread dough and cracker malt flavors finishing bitter with a trace of tart on the finish

F: smooth, medium light bodied with medium high carbonation

O: an excellent, easy to drink International Pale Lager with some flavor

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Photo of Jcbroome
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fettpopps
2/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of scootercrabb
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice light colored clear yellow with streams of carbonation rising at a decent pace to fill a one and a half finger white foamy head. The head dissipated within less than about forty seconds and graced the glass with a nice speckled lacing. The smell had some subtle biscuit to breadiness rolling under my nose and allowing a nice sweet honey coated hoppiness. The taste had a nice sweet fruity character over top of some light breadiness. There was a quick dry and crisp finish. On the palate, this beer was about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. The carbonation finishes fairly smooth. Overall, in my opinion, this was a good beer to have again.

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Photo of Beefstroganoff
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cristoph
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
2.59/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Decanted from a 12 oz bottle into a conical pint glass.
A: Straw to golden color, quarter inch head which dissipates quickly leaving serious lacing.
S: Light roast malt with some pitted fruit notes.
T: Light roast malt with a metallic (iron) taste throughout leading to a metallic aftertaste. No evidence of hops, really.
M: Light bodied with limited effervescence.
O: It is drinkable and would quench a thirst when chilled, but hardly distinguishable from a commercial, so-called "convenience" beer. It is at best a "run of the mill" lager.
Samuel Smith has labelled quite a number of its offerings "Organic." Aren't the vast majority of drinks made from barley (and other grains), hops, yeast, and water organic? Are the letting the bottles run "free range" before packaging them for sale. Seems a bit silly, n'est pas?

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Darandos
2.19/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Oleg85
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wdf210
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Clear gold, small rising bubbles, huge fluffy white head that dies down into a tight packed and creamy one, with copious lacing left behind.

S: Awesome Noble hop presence. Floral, grassy, lemony. A bit of lemon pepper and lemongrass zestiness. Sweet honey, grainy malt, golden bread crust, wheat husks. Czech pilsner-like aroma in the best.

T: Golden honeyed malt. White bread. Grains and minerals. Flowers, dried grass, a touch of white pepper and lemon zest. A bit on the sweet side, but light and crisp.

F: Light, but lots of carbonation helps it roll smoothly on the tongue. Refreshing, and would pair very well with most food.

O: An upper tier Euro Pale Lager, almost a solid Czech pilsner. Comparable to Bitburger or a very fresh Stella Artois.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of littledreamer87
3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcarbone
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Completely agree with the Bros.

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Pure Brewed Organic Lager Beer from Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 1,089 ratings